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Pesto Puff Pastry Star

Pesto Puff Pastry Star is delicious layers of buttery pastry, twisted around herbaceous pesto and creamy ricotta cheese.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 1-2 tbsp all purpose flour (to prevent sticking)
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces pesto


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with a large piece of parchment paper.
  • Roll each sheet of puff pastry into a 12 inch round. You can use a dinner plate as a template. Place one circular sheet of puff pastry to parchment paper.
  • Spread ricotta cheese evenly over entire pastry circle. Then spread pesto over the top of the ricotta.
  • Carefully place the second round over the top fo the first.
  • Press a glass into the middle of the circle and press down to make an indentation. Then cut the round into 4 equal pieces up to the indentation.
  • Then cut each of the quarters into 4 pieces. You should be left with 16 pie shaped pieces. Once these are cut, pick up two pie shaped pieces and twist them twice in opposite directions then pinch the ends together, forming a section of the star. Repeat with remaining strips to make star shape.
  • Place into a preheated oven and bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!!
Keyword Pesto Puff Pastry Star